ROOM 219

virtual extension of the ESL classroom

On Neihgbors

1: Why is it important to have a good relationship with one’s neighbors?
2: Which quote do you agree with? Why? Support your answer with evidence from your personal experience.

One: “A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing”
Hesiod quotes (Greek poets, “the father of Greek didactic poetry”, 700bc)

Two: “I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: It is because they envy the things their neighbors have. But it is useless. It is like chasing the wind…It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind.”
( Ecclesiastes quotes from http://thinkexist.com/quotations/neighbors/2.html)

Three: “Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man really; a man uncertain, puzzled and in the dark like ourselves”
(Willa Sibert Cather quotes from http://thinkexist.com/quotations/neighbors/2.html)

3: What would you cite to prove that “The Good Samaritan” is a good title for the story?

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October 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

English 3: Getting to Know the American Dream (1.8)

Essential Question:
How does one create a personal definition of the American Dream?A related quote: “The dreamer must be stronger than the dream.” (Nabokov)

Question #1) How do you understand Nabokov’s words? (Write your answer in your spiral.)

Question #2) Who has most influence on the American Society?
business people
athletes
politician
scientists
writers
TV celebrities
journalists
other (specify)
Choose the most influential group and explain in writing how it influences the American society.

Question 3#) Quick search: Find and write down 3 facts about Dan Rather from the links below and your own search.
Dan Rather on-line:
http://www.famoustexans.com/danrather.htm
http://www.biography.com/people/dan-rather-9452277
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/rat0bio-1
A review in Parade Magazine: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/SiteMap/FreePdfPreview.aspx?img=113728760

October 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment